Plays Directory : The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Jim Cartwright
  • Written
    1992
  • Overview
    Set primarily in a lower-middle-class home where the fuses constantly blow and what little food there is in the refrigerator has turned rancid, the film tells the story of lonely, shy, agoraphobic young Laura, commonly known as Little Voice, who seems to display many of the symptoms of selective mutism, a rare anxiety disorder similar to social phobia. She spends her time obsessively listening to her deceased father's extensive collection of vintage recordings by such all-time singing greats as Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, and Shirley Bassey. Impersonating their performances is her only source of joy, life, and escape from her boozy, abusive mother, Mari.

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6 known characters

7 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Bruce Kitchener
2016, Mr Boo
Brookside Theatre
Leo Atkin
Leo Atkin
Actor
2015, Mr. Boo
Kings Arms Theatre, Salford
David Morley Hale
2013, Mr Boo
Malcolm Lord
Malcolm Lord
Actor
2012, Mr Boo
Alistair Scott
2009, Mr Boo
Ben Jewell
Ben Jewell
Actor
2007, Mr Boo
People's Theatre
Stephen Bourke
2003, Mr Boo
Pavillion Theatre Castle Hill

Alternative Names

Little Voice, Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Rise & Fall of Little Voice, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice